The Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) is to be staged across the country this weekend. Defense FC will face Woliata Dicha on Saturday at the Addis Ababa National Stadium while Adama City host Dedebit FC. The other highly anticipated match of the weekend is the Tigray derby where Mekelle City will play against rivals Welwalo Adigrat.
At a general assembly held Friday, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) decided to postpone the election of a head to lead the body for a four-year term. The assembly decided that the election be held in Afar in a month and a half.
Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) outfit Ethiopia Coffee named Serbian Kostadin Papic as their new coach for the coming two years. Papic will replace fellow Serbian Dragon Popadic, the club announced on its Facebook page Wednesday.
After its request for the postponement of the match against Rwanda (for the 2018 CHAN tournament qualification) was rejected by the football governing body of the continent— Confederation of African Football (CAF) — the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has decided to confirm the Walias reluctantly to the playoffs against Rwanda, and the match is going to take place tomorrow at Addis Ababa Stadium.
The general assembly of Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), which was scheduled to elect a new president that will serve the federation for the coming four years, is postponed due to the intervention of international football governing body— FIFA.
Derby football matches everywhere have a different color to them. They are fiercely contested, to say the least. But, this contest is not limited to the football pitch; often fans too get swept away by emotion.
In organized sports, match fixing happens as a match is played to a completely pre-determined result, violating the rules of the game and often the law. According to some sources, the most common reason for match fixing is to obtain a payoff from gamblers, but players may also intentionally perform poorly to gain a future advantage.